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19-year old Carlos is single and lives with his parents in the small village of Vista Hermosa, in the municipality of Solalá. He currently works in agriculture growing potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower. With the income he helps support his family. He sells the produce in the market in Sololá.

Carlos is seeking a loan of Q3,500.00 to buy agricultural products to put on the crops since in the winter they need lots of care.

His greatest dream is to build a house of his own where he can provide his family with a better standard of living.
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Carlos es un joven soltero, de 19 años de edad, quien vive junto a sus padres, en el caserío Vista Hermosa, municipio de Sololá.
Actualmente se dedica a la agricultura (siembra y cultivo de papa, zanahoria y coliflor) con lo cual genera ingresos que aporta para la economía familiar. Al momento de cosechar su cultivo la comercializa en el mercado local de Sololá.
El esta solicitando un préstamo de Q 3,500.00 para la compra de insumos agrícolas para el mantenimiento de su siembra ya que en la época de invierno esto necesita más cuidado.
Su sueño más grande es poder construir una casa propia en donde pueda brindarle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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More information about this loan

ADICLA's youth entrepreneurship loans allow young people without prior credit histories to borrow in groups, an opportunity that is not offered by many other microfinance institutions in Guatemala. The loans will be used to help them start small businesses.


ADICLA (Association for the Holistic Development of the Basin of Lake Atitlán) is nonprofit rural community development association that provides small loans and services to improve quality of life in two of the poorest regions of Guatemala, home to large indigenous populations. Kiva funding will be used to support three innovative credit initiatives: youth business loans, green loans, and smaller loans to help ADICLA move down-market and serve poorer clients.

About Guatemala

  • $5,300
    Average annual income
  • 129
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    Guatemala Loans Fundraising
  • $10,298,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.8
    Guatemala Quetzales (GTQ) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Carlos buy agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2013
May 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013